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From growing up in London during the blitz to a glamour career as an air hostess during the golden age of air travel, MARY ATKINS recalls a colourful life – and that’s before tragedy struck her young family. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 27.

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While many Australian labels organise their production off-shore, thanks to technology several designers are immersing themselves in a slower, more personal and intimate off-shore supply chain, writes KAY McMAHON.

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Some things are too good not to share so KATE CALLAHAN is stepping aside in favour of a reader, Diane Amos, who wrote a long and interesting letter filled with recollections, musings and nostalgia.

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There are plenty of good reasons to join the thousands of older people who spend much of their leisure rehearsing and performing in a choir – for the sheer joy of singing, writes JULIE LAKE.

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Travelling the world on a motorbike sounds an audacious, adrenaline-fueled plan but, writes DOT WHITTINGTON, for a couple hovering around 60, it
was the chance to live the dream.

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I swear that this month’s column is about bad language, writes DAVID PARMITER. And I do not mean the bad language used by everyday people, journalists and some politicians – we’re used to that.

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The older I get, the more I enjoy my own company, writes KATE CALLAHAN. Gone are the days when being alone was called loneliness and existence had to be justified by non-stop activity. It’s easy to while away the hours reliving the joys of a tattered old book.

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Remember the good ol’ days? A time when life was simpler? KATE CALLAHAN introduces her new nostalgia column, Time Warp, which will recall, reminisce and ruminate on the many changes, sometimes very small ones, that have occurred during our lifetime.

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“Anything is possible in life, the impossible just takes a little longer,” says GARRY MAHER who is living proof that it’s never too late to change bad old habits and take a new lease on life.